Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween 2020

Halloween is my favorite time of year. When the summer is ending and fall starting to begin. Leaves changing colors and cooler weather. My family and I also love everything haunted and spooky. Haunted houses and horror movies all month long. 
This year we took a road trip and visited a few very old cemeteries. 

I absolutely love old cemeteries. The headstones and so detailed and made with iron rods with such intricate details. Amazing. 
The silence that surrounds the grounds makes it easy for your imagination to wander. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

My Fancy Thrift Store Finds

I finally finished painting our home office a few months ago and added some of my favorite thrift store decor. I absolutely love thrift store shopping for home decor. I never leave empty-handed and always find some of the coolest and the most unique items.
Plus, the excitement of only spending a little bit of money while leaving with a trunk full of items, is exhilarating. 

A lot of the items displayed were my grandfather's. Items such as the athletic letter, the lamps, and some of the clocks. For some reason, he had a lot of clocks which inspired me to display them all on my clock wall, (see post here).

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

DIY Refurbished Hutch

Currently, I have been turning our second bonus room into a room filled with a lot of my mother's things which include a lot of pink and girly decor that I haven't been able to incorporate in any of my other rooms in the house. It's also starting to become my craft room and my own little nook to escape to. 
This hutch is a piece of furniture that I bought over 20 years ago and at first, I was going to donate it to Goodwill but then decided I wanted to paint it a bold, bright color.

Since I don't have a lot of pink in other areas of my home, I was excited to finally have a specific space for it. 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Cooler Weather and Vintage Sweaters

Now with school starting and the season starting to change, I am trying to adjust to the cooler weather. Fall is my favorite time of year. Fall colors, sweater weather, and esp Halloween!

 Some of the best sweaters that I own are ones that I have found in a vintage shop or on Etsy. 
I find it so satisfying finding great priced, unique pieces to add to my closet but if you are someone who is new to thrift or vintage shopping, it can be frustrating getting used to the differences in the sizing. 
Here are some tips I use when I am wanting to buy something online and am unable to try it on and am unsure about the fit and the sizing. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Velvet, Vintage & My Personal Favorite Vintage Touches

I dont know if it's due to spending more time at home or what but I have been going room to room rearranging furniture, pictures or trying to decided if I should re-paint the room or not. 
I know i've said it many times, my love for thrifting and vintage shopping not just for my closet but also for my home. I am always finding little gems that I need to find a place for in my home. Here are a few of my newest finds. 

These velvet club chairs I added last summer and I love the vibrant color paired with the brass trim. I am dying to find a spot for a velvet couch or other velvet chairs. Of course, vintage velvet furniture is my favorite and am always looking for that perfect peice.